Warrior Series: Tanner Whidden’s CANcer Journey

This summer marks three years since I underwent two ten hour surgeries and 28 rounds of radiation to get rid of the huge cancerous spinal cord tumour that was killing me slowly. The surgeries left me paralyzed from my chest down. I have learned a lot in three years. I have gone from wearing diapers…

Warrior Series: Erin Simpson’s CANcer Journey

January the 13th will forever be a day that will be in my memory. It was the day I was handed the stupid pink bag. I suppose I should start off by explaining what led me to receiving this. October 2015 I found a lump in my right breast and went to my doctor. Since…

The Hard Part of Getting Better

We have all learned not to judge book by its cover, not to criticize what you cannot understand and not to be fooled by what you see on the outside, because the inside is often a very different story. We learn this lesson in grade school as we build friendships, and carry it through our lives as we…

So Long, Old Friend. I Hope to See You Only in my Memories.

Last Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, I experienced one of the most powerful days of my entire life. Last Wednesday I saw the end to a very transformational and both humbling and empowering half a year long journey. It is without a doubt that I can say that I am lucky to have been served this…

Hakuna My-Mantra

We have all seen it, and we have all had even the slightest of smiles wash over our faces and felt warm and fluttery feelings in our tummies as we watch the scene from the Lion King movie where Timon and Pumbaa dance through the jungle and swing through the trees as they sing about…

The Practice of Positivity

All my life, people have told me that I am a very positive person. For the majority of my life, I didn’t really think anything of it – maybe I just smile a lot? Maybe they just wanted to say something nice? Maybe that was some people’s way of saying that I am unrealistic?! Whatever…

The Gift of Adversity

Hello lovely people of blog world, and welcome to my first post! The idea of this blog comes from a place of new beginnings – so I suppose that is where I should start, from the very beginning. But first! A quote that will set the mood of my entire blog space, a quote that…